First given out in 1975 the Cesar Award is the national film award of France. Nominations are made by the members of the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinema and a nationally televised award ceremony is held in the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris each February.
With 29 member associations from 23 of the leading audiovisual production countries, the International Federation of Film Producers Associations is the only organisation of film and television producers with a global reach. FIAPF’s mandate is to represent the economic, legal and regulatory interests which film and TV production industries in four continents have in common.
As an advocate for producers, FIAPF helps formulate policies and coordinate political action in these key areas:
* Copyright and related intellectual property rights’ legislation
* Enforcement of IPR legislation and anti-piracy action
* Deployment of digital technologies and their impact on the audiovisual value chain
* Technology standardization process
* Media regulation
* Private and public sector film financing mechanisms
* Trade-related issues
FIAPF is also a regulator of international film festivals, including some of the world’s most significant ones. FIAPF’ International Film Festivals’ Regulations are a trust contract between the film business and the festivals who depend on their cooperation for their prestige and economic impact.
FIAPF’s governance is provided by its General Assembly, which sits twice-yearly, in May and December. General Assembly members are elected from the membership.